Senior Supplier & Contract Management Lead

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Senior Supplier & Contract Management Lead
East Kilbride, Glasgow
Interim Position


Posted: 6th September 2023 14:42
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  • Anticipated 6 months

  • East Kilbride, Glasgow
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Role: Senior Supplier & Contract Management Lead

Contract Length: Anticipated 6 months, with likelihood of extension, for the right candidate

Location: East Kilbride, Glasgow.  The candidate will be required to be onsite for the first 4 weeks of the contract. After the first month it will be hybrid working – minimum 3 days per week on site.

Pay Rate: Competitive Market Rate


Our client is looking to hire a Senior Supplier and Contract Management Lead for approximately 6 months. There is a strong possibility that this role will be extended for the right candidate.

To develop strategic relationships with critical suppliers and ensure effective partnerships for delivery. You will use your knowledge and experience to develop the Strategic Relationship Management process, enhancing relationships systems for an effective operations. In addition, you will bring industry knowledge to contract management, continually assessing the quality of service and delivery, to ensure effective, value for money delivery from the supply chain.
Working across commercial and stakeholder teams you will help in the development of new requirements to ensure that the procurement team can effectively buy within a specialist IT security sector.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and enhance contract management activities, monitoring adherence to KPI's, negotiating contract change and value
  • Develop the Strategic relationship management programme for key suppliers
  • Lead Commercial functional support on all Contract Management matters including risk management, Supplier management, contract reviews, assurance and reporting
  • Develop strong strategic relationships with stakeholders and suppliers, maximising opportunities to collaborate, achieve efficiencies, improve capability
  • Expert knowledge in complex Commercial relationship management and contracting processes
  • Support gathering commercial requirements from spending teams, proactively working across the organisation to ensure future needs are understood and documented
  • Lead the operation and management of Strategic Supplier Review meetings, ensuring that complex relationship issues are resolved and KPI’s are monitored for progress
  • Manage the commercial team to ensure all commercial documentation is retained and stored and utilised effectively to manage the future pipeline of activities.
  • Lead on the development of commercial analysis and metric reporting. Enhance process management and tooling across contract and supplier management activities.



Key Skills & Experience

  • Significant experience of successful contract & supplier management, demonstrating improved value, operational effectiveness & reduced risk, identifying opportunities to deliver against your organisation’s priorities
  • Senior Commercial/Procurement experience with evidence of influencing at suppliers at director level, must have excellent communication skills
  • Effectively builds & maintains a range of colleague, internal and external stakeholder relationships, working collaboratively, providing clear advice & support with a track record of influencing at executive and senior levels
  • Politically astute - able to navigate internal politics at all levels. Understands and manages conflicting agenda
  • Experience within government and IT sector would be preferably, ideally with experience in secure service delivery.


Professional Qualifications

  • Recognised commercial qualification would be desirable, MCIPS, ICM, etc


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Security Clearance: SC/DV  highly desirable; candidates with active SC/DV clearance will be fast-tracked.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.

If you consider yourself to have a disability or if you are a veteran, and you meet the essential criteria for the role, PSR provides a ‘Guaranteed Interview’ scheme whereby you will have the opportunity to discuss this role and your suitability with a member of the PSR Sourcing team.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the equivalent PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information.


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  1. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  2. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  3. Qualifications and experience relevant to the job role – please give full details within your CV document


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